Crystal Mountain (WA) Climber's Log

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kevinsa

kevinsa - Feb 17, 2017 3:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2009

Crystal/Silver King  Sucess!

From the ski area

gimpilator

gimpilator - Sep 13, 2016 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2016

8 Peaklets Traverse  Sucess!

Hiked up to Northway Notch Peak and then ran the ridge over Northway, Grubstake, Summit House, Silver Queen, The Throne, and Crystal. We then dropped down into the basin to access the saddle and east ridge of Three Way before returning to the ski area. I don't like this area very much compared to the other parts of Washington. Crystal was my 80th WA P2k.

bigbadgoo - Oct 1, 2012 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

Great views  Sucess!

Awesome views of the big guy

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Sep 11, 2012 2:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2012

The king  Sucess!

Pretty much every time I ski at Crystal and the south back is open, I hike the king.

Dundeel

Dundeel - Jun 25, 2012 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

Snow Scramble  Sucess!

From the ski area. Up Queens Run to just below Elizabeth Lake then up the east ridge to Silver King. Crux was a climbing over a cornice at Pt 6125. Used crampons for last 500 ft. Followed ridge to Throne and Silver Queen. Dropped down to Campbell Basin on the way out. Excellent chicken sandwich washed down with a beer at the Snorting Elk Cellars.

Redwic

Redwic - Apr 14, 2012 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012

Snowshoe Trip  Sucess!

Followed alongside Quicksilver Run, and then headed into the South Backcountry and steeply up the East Ridge. The snow was mostly hard on the ascent, but was softening (worsening) during the descent... forcing me to enter Silver Basin earlier than expected to avoid steep avalanche-prone areas. This was my 95th USA P2K, and it was a good one!

BKW

BKW - Oct 18, 2011 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Mid October From Chinook Pass  Sucess!

It was a beautiful, crisp day with fresh snow. The most challenging parts of the day were the swarms of hunters at Sheep Lake on the way in and the swarms of hikers at Sheep Lake on the way out.

vgrimm

vgrimm - Aug 10, 2011 11:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Beautiful Day Hike

Started at Chinook Pass, went to Sheep Lake, Sourdough Gap and then on to Crystal.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 14, 2011 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Pretty good outing  Sucess!

Getting out that day was pretty decent. Managed to get a few clearings and such.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Nov 9, 2010 3:23 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Gave it a second Chance  Sucess!

Shot down the idea a week ago only to try it again with EastKing, my brother and a new friend Cyohma as a snowshoe. Nice outting.

EastKing

EastKing - Nov 7, 2010 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Got Silver King the tallest on Crystal  Sucess!

With hopefully get the others in the region before the ski resort opens

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Oct 8, 2009 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1992

This is Silver King  Sucess!

There are a few peaks on the ridge with 400 foot prominence. Winter trip from Jan 14, 1997 with pictures and map of all the routes: http://www.willhiteweb.com/mount_rainier_national_park/crystal_mountain/silver_king_190.htm

sourstraw

sourstraw - Jan 20, 2009 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005

nice hike!  Sucess!

Nice hike ... ! Clear day, absolutely beautiful.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 9, 2008 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

From the ski lodge  Sucess!

Overcast day with the summit alternating between fog and barely below the cloud layer. Occasional breaks in the clouds yielded brief views of some part of Rainier. Still an unbelievable amount of snow.

ericnoel

ericnoel - Sep 9, 2006 2:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2006

From Chinook Pass  Sucess!

Weatherman said to bring a rain coat instead of sunscreen but he was wrong. But as errors goes that is one of the better ones that can happen. A nice day all in all on a fairly straightforward hike.

Dean

Dean - Aug 1, 2006 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Via Chinook Pass  Sucess!

With the intention of just going to Sourdough Gap, I spied Crystal Mountain from the gap and decided to go see what the view from up there would be like. It was well worth the effort. A great hike.

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